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DSA condition limit

Applying for DSA and it will only let me enter 10 disabilities. I have multiple disabilities and have well over 10 important diagnoses.
What do I do in this situation? Is there a way to send them more? Can I put similar things in a box together?

I do have a large amount of evidence showing them, but the system only gives me 10 boxes. I am now stuck on what to include.
From my experience things such as autism, mental health, ADHD, dyslexia normally get similiar if not the exact same support however a hearing impairment would get different support. I would see if there was anywhere to add additional information and if not you have to send the evidence in to support these so you could send in the diagnositic paper work for all
Totally understand if you don't but would you feel confident sharing these online as I might be able to explain which ones you get different support for compaired to others
Original post by Jacnh228
Applying for DSA and it will only let me enter 10 disabilities. I have multiple disabilities and have well over 10 important diagnoses.
What do I do in this situation? Is there a way to send them more? Can I put similar things in a box together?
I do have a large amount of evidence showing them, but the system only gives me 10 boxes. I am now stuck on what to include.

They group conditions together regarding support most mental health conditions and things like autism and dyslexia get the same support, as does most physical conditions that affect mobility and cause pain and fatigue. I would group your conditions by effect so if you have two conditions that effect mobility and cause fatigue only list one off them to save space as the support will be same. However if you have sensory impairments such as being blind or deaf list those separately as they get different support. Hopes this helps.
Hi,

For a lot of diagnosis like ADHD and Dyslexia, they would offer the same support. If its possible try and submit the diagnosis's that most affect you while studying, so if two conditions affect you the same, I would group them together. You can explain in your needs assessment, that you have further diagnosis's but there was not space to add them on the application form.

You can also fill in the DSA Slim form application, instead of online. You can submit this form and your evidence via email ([email protected]) or via post. This is probably the easiest way to submit your application with all your evidence. This is a link to the form Disabled Students’ Allowances Application Form 2024-2025 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

In the needs assessment they will go through with you what support they can put in place and provide you, which you can also explain here about what you will require, so that you can be supported while studying.

This is a link that is a breakdown guide to DSA, it explains pretty much everything from applying, needs assessment, support that you can receive and any funding that you could be eligible for.
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) guide 2024 - Save the Student

I hope this helps,
Suzan - Student Ambassador

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